Establishing a Gender Identity Clinic in Cardiff is a "long-overdue step towards equality" for trans people in Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have said today.
The Welsh Lib Dems were the first party to call for a GIC in Wales as part of their Assembly debate on transgender issues in November 2014, the first ever time trans issues were discussed at length by the Assembly.
Cadan ap Tomos, the Welsh Lib Dem Equalities Spokesperson, said:
"To have followed the journey from that first Assembly debate in 2014, finally seeing a Gender Identity Clinic coming to Wales is a very proud moment.
"Trans people in Wales will be looking forward to receiving treatment much closer to home than London, and I hope the new clinic will be able to offer as wide a range of treatment as possible.
"While this is a long-overdue step towards equality, there's still a long way to go in the fight to improve trans services. I hope together with this clinic we'll see an improvement in how trans patients are treated by their GPs, and in turn signposted towards services."